The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is happy to announce that STRIDER will return as an “Official Educational Partner” of the USEA for 2024. As the operator of one of the leading platforms for equestrian bookings, STRIDER is dedicated to supporting access and community growth across equestrian experiences, regardless of discipline, breed, level or location.
“We’re proud to renew our partnership with the USEA and continue to collaborate on our shared vision of expanding community access to equestrian sports and education,” said Tara Swersie, CEO of Strider. “It is a win-win for all to provide USEA members with preferred access to STRIDER software products and help elevate the sport of eventing across the equestrian community.”
STRIDER is dedicated to ensuring riders across all equine disciplines enjoy stress-free entries to their favorite competitions, schooling events and educations seminars. They are proud to be North America’s leading industry resource to find, book and pay for top equestrian opportunities, and as a certified USEF entry provider, STRIDER supports an audience of 1.2 million motivated athletes and venues annually.
In addition to their flagship STRIDER entry platform that most users are familiar with, STRIDER also offers StriderPay, a service that enables users to easily and quickly process payments via Venmo, PayPal, or major credit and debit cards, protected from merchant fees. Their award-winning and patent pending StriderPlus service also provides digital waiver solutions for top equestrian venues nationwide. Finally and most recently, STRIDER has also launched the StriderGold scoring solution that automatically synchs entries collected on STRIDER to StartBox Scoring, allowing for seamless digital scoring and reporting for events.
“The USEA is proud to renew its partnership with STRIDER to help maximize our sport’s continued growth throughout the country,” said USEA CEO, Rob Burk. “STRIDER’s broad range of industry-leading digital services offer eventing enthusiasts and organizers alike a quick and easy registration experience for a myriad of events, including competitions, educational seminars, and schooling shows. Partnering with this go-to resource for educational and competitive opportunities aligns directly with the USEA’s mission of advancing the sport through the education of riders, trainers, officials and organizers.”
In 2024, STRIDER will continue their popular co-produced article series on USEA’s USEventing.com, which features business and educational tips for eventing enthusiasts. In addition, STRIDER will provide all USEA Members with a 15% discount on their digital services, and Eventing Coaches Program (ECP) certified coaches will receive 20% off STRIDER services. To retrieve these discounts, log into your USEA Online Services account to access the Member Rewards portal.
STRIDER operates the Strider Platform, the leading entry platform for equestrians, as well as a range of other popular digital services. As the only digital provider certified by the United States Equestrian Federation to support entries across all disciplines and breeds, STRIDER’s software products enable riders to achieve convenient entry and payment for any horse show, competition, schooling, or equestrian sport event.
The company’s popular StriderRewards program offers exclusive connection to top equestrian services, brands, and products. USEA joins an esteemed list of StriderRewards Partners including ProElite Feed, Horse & Country, United States Equestrian Federation, Morven Park International Equestrian Center, the Kentucky Horse Park, Dressage Today, AHT Insurance, and Eventing Nation, all committed to connecting motivated equestrians and equine enthusiasts to the best in opportunities, products, and services. Visit www.striderpro.com to explore the Strider Platform and learn more.
About the United States Eventing Association
The USEA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization committed to providing eventing enthusiasts with a competitive level suited to their individual skills. By assisting and educating competitors, event organizers, and officials; maintaining responsible safety standards; and registering qualified competitions and clinics, the USEA offers a strong and continuous training opportunity for an ever-expanding field of world-class competitors. Just as importantly, the USEA provides a means for all riders, regardless of age or ability, to experience the thrill of eventing. To learn more, visit www.useventing.com.
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Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.